Corsair’s first gaming monitor is the pricey, 32-inch Xeneon

Made to play nicely with your Corsair and Elgato accessories When it comes to PC components and accessories, there isn’t much that Corsair itself doesn’t make. The company’s adding gaming monitors to its list of offerings with today’s announcement of a 32-inch model called Xeneon. It uses a 1440p quantum dot IPS 16:9 aspect ratio panel that has a 165Hz refresh rate to display fast-paced content. Other standout specs include AMD FreeSync Premium and Nvidia G-Sync compatibility for adaptive sync to eliminate screen tearing when the frame rate fluctuates. It also has 100 percent coverage of the SRGB color gamut,…

by ESNA
October 4, 2021

The Game Awards will take place in December

The annual awards show is scheduled for December 9th The 2021 edition of The Game Awards, the annual Oscars-like award show for video games, will take place on December 9th. The show will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, and unlike last year, there will be an in-person audience — though it will be an invite-only event. Details about specific health and safety protocols for the in-person event will be shared “in the coming weeks,” according to a press release. The awards, which will be hosted by creator and executive producer Geoff Keighley, will also be livestreamed…

by ESNA
October 4, 2021

Valve has canceled in-person audience for The International 10

Tickets will be refunded and the event will still begin on schedule. Valve has canceled in-person audience attendance for The International 10 and will now only allow teams, talent, and essential staff to be present during the event, the company revealed today. Valve confirmed that this decision was made in order to ensure the “safety of all players, talent, and production staff participating in the event” and will begin the process of refunding all ticket sales.  “We wanted nothing more than to welcome fans live to the event, but we can no longer do so in a way that allows us…

by ESNA
October 4, 2021

BLAST Premier partners with SteelSeries for Fall season

Tournament organiserBLAST Premier has announced a multi-event partnership with Danish hardware manufacturer SteelSeries that’ll see the brand host a number of CS:GO-related activations on BLAST events. As result, SteelSeries will host activations during the BLAST Fall Showdown in October, followed by the BLAST Fall Finals in November. The activations will include fan engagement initiatives, giveaways, and a designated space at the Finals venue. BLAST and SteelSeries first collaborated during the BLAST Pro Series Copenhagen in 2019. Both entities also teamed up at last year’s online Dota 2 tournament Bounty Hunt. Oliver Clarke, Head of Brand Partnerships at BLAST, commented: “It’s a hugely exciting time…

by ESNA
October 4, 2021

The Inclusive Power of Esports

The Inclusive Power of Esports For a long time, video game players have known that the gaming industry has the power to bring people together and build rich, multi-faceted communities. In fact, this sense of identity and camaraderie intensified during the 2020 pandemic, as the gaming world offered a built-in place to gather online when in-person gatherings became unsafe. Video game sales, in turn, skyrocketed. Both console and PC games have seen a large upswing in sales in the past year, and IDC reports that mobile gaming has experienced even larger gains. Gaming brings people together, and more and more…

by ESNA
September 14, 2021

FaZe Clan partners with DC to create limited-edition comic book.

FaZe Clan partners with DC to create limited-edition comic book. North American organisation FaZe Clan has announced a partnership with comic book publisher DC Comics. As a result, the two parties will collaborate on a limited-edition comic book featuring a number of FaZe Clan content creators in the form of superheroes. Alongside the release of the comic, the organisation will launch a limited range of merchandise. This includes jerseys, hoodies, and mousepads that will be available to purchase on September 24th. Xavier Ramos, Head of Marketing at FaZe Clan, spoke on the collaboration in a release: “It’s been an honour to work alongside such…

by ESNA
September 14, 2021

Does Overwatch support cross-platform play

Many developers have added crossplay matchmaking to their games over the years. Popular titles such as PUBG and Fortnite support crossplay, allowing players to team up with their friends on different platforms. This also reduces the queue time for console players, making it a decent way to reduce downtime between matches. Since Overwatch was released in 2016, the first-person shooter has been available on Xbox, PlayStation, PC, and Nintendo Switch, but players have been confined to their platforms’ servers for a long time. In 2018, Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan revealed that Blizzard was “in discussion” with Sony and Microsoft to merge the servers. Nothing noteworthy came out of the…

by ESNA
September 14, 2021

WePlay Esports enters Rocket League with $100,000 tournament

WePlay Esports enters Rocket League with $100,000 tournament Media holding company and esports tournament organiser WePlay Holding has announced its first Rocket League event, the WePlay Esports Invitational. The tournament, set to commence on September 16th, will see 16 teams from Europe, the Middle East, Africa and North America compete for its $100,000 prize pool. RELATED: WePlay Holding secures Brawl Stars Championship broadcast deal Some of the teams participating in the event include Team BDS, Team Vitality, Guild Esports, The General NRG, G2 Esports, and Sandrock Gaming, among others. Regarding the new tournament, Eugene Luchianenco, Head of Esports at WePlay Esports, commented: “We have no intention to stop developing: we continue to explore and…

by ESNA
September 14, 2021

What is the difference between CPI and DPI?

What is the difference between CPI and DPI? When researching some of the best gaming mice on the market, there are many features to consider. These considerations often include wired vs. wireless, the shape of the mouse, and of course, the mouse CPI and DPI ranges. While many gamers frequently use DPI and CPI interchangeably, there is a difference between them. So, what is the difference between CPI and DPI? DPI DPI stands for dots per inch. This refers to the number of “dots” or pixels that can fit in a straight line within an inch of space on the…

by ESNA
September 14, 2021

The best 144Hz gaming monitors of 2021

The best 144Hz gaming monitors of 2021 Gaming monitors range from budget-orientated offerings with entry-level specs to the fastest options with high performance and equally high prices. While everyone wishes they could have the best monitor, financial constraints are real, and most users have to make some sort of compromise between the price they’re willing to pay and the performance they can afford. Users looking for a decent gaming monitor without spending top dollar might consider 144Hz options. These monitors are affordable but still have adequate refresh rates to keep up with the competition in most games. Budget 144Hz monitors…

by ESNA
September 14, 2021

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